Body Fat, Lipodystrophy and HIV

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I'm on Triumeq looking for extra natural weight loss product

My name is Robert. I am currently on Triumeq and noticed weight gain. I am currently working out as a beginner level. However, what sage natural product may I consider taking and asking my doctor about? I am thinking green tea extract. Any thoughts? ...

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

HIV and Lipodystrophy

Key PointsLipodystrophy refers to the changes in body fat that affect some people with HIV. Lipodystrophy can include buildup or loss of body fat.A person with HIV can have fat loss or fat buildup or both. Whether the changes are noticeable or not de...

By AIDSinfo

Hateful Hump

I have felt with this "buffalo hump" for years, first noticed in 1997. I where hoodies 24/7, even in the summer heat. I've become very reclusive for years. Are there any new medz (tried egrifta) or treatments to erase this thing from my body?? I jus...

By Gerald Pierone Jr., M.D.

Coolsculpting for lypodystrophy

Have you heard of any success with a procedure such as Coolsculpting for getting rid of excess belly fat related to side effects of HIV meds?

By Gerald Pierone Jr., M.D.

Serum CPK is too High

Dear Sir, My CPK Level is too high, it's almost 1007. Am suffering from muscle pain. Weakness, and feeling low. Pls guide me some exercise or medicine for that. Pls help me

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Advocare and HIV meds

I was recently diagnosed with HIV and was just placed on medications. I am on the Dolutegravir (Tivicay). I was told not to take herbal supplements "like" St. John's Wort or Echinecea. I have done lots of research and cannot find a problem with other...

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.


I have been on ARV's for more than ten years now and have noticed that its difficult to gain weight.please ,what to l do if l want to grow fat.currently l am a size 30 and need to be atleast 36

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

I am desperate with this massive weight gain

hi there, I was diagnosed with full blown AIDS and was very sick in 2012 and was started on atripla, last year I was changed to odefsey...within months of starting the atripla I greatly reduced my viral load and was undetectable. I'm now 40 and my ma...

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Is Metformin Important for People with HIV?

Nelson, I am seeing more reports on Metformin as an anti-aging drug with benefits beyond those for diabetes. Could you expand on this? Have you taken it?

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Bodybuilding and HIV: Supplements and Steroids

Is it possible for me to still aspire to be a bodybuilder given that to be one requires a lot of supplements and sometimes steroids to achieve the goal? I am currently taking TENOFOVIR DISOPROXIL FUMERATE - LAMIVUDINE - EFAVIRENZ for almost 4 months....

By Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.